Saturday, November 28, 2015

Crazies Are Square

Hi....this is my last week as the November hostess for the Crazy4Challenges.  The following is my challenge for the team (and YOU if you would like to play along.  If so, visit the Crazies Blog to get the details.

Tomorrow, November 29, is National Square Dancing Day.  To help celebrate this day, think ‘square’.  Make a square card (sorry, Barb) OR use square elements on your non-square card.

As this is the last challenge of November, we would like to thank our guest designer, Karen Dunbrook, for sharing her fabulous talents with us this month. 

I used the same stamp set from JustRite Designs that I used a couple of weeks ago, but this time I used it as a black line drawing instead of coloring it.  I also used a square fancy frame die to bring the focus to it.  I also added a scored border to the bast card, but that doesn't show very well in the picture.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see just how 'square' this DT can get....

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday Shopping with the CCEE

First of all.....

Happy Thanksgiving
 Hoping this day reminds you of the blessings in your life.

Now....onto today's challenge......

This is Frances' last week as our November hostess of the CCEE Stamper's Challenge.  Here is her challenge for the team (and YOU  if you would like to play along with us).....

Today is Thanksgiving in the USA and tomorrow is Black Friday. Many will be taking advantage of the sales. Create a card with a shopping theme, the card must also include the color black on it somewhere.

Obviously, I had no problems with the black part of the challenge.  I make very few cards without at least a touch of black somewhere.  The shopping theme was a bit more tricky, but then I remembered this old stamp I had bought at Michael's eons ago.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.  I added a lot of piercing, some dp, and brads.

Now, be sure to stop in and 'shop' the DT's shopping cards at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Crazies Play with the Sketch

I, Joanne/jojot, am the hostess for the Crazy4Chalenges DT in November.  Since this is our third challenge of the month, it is a sketch challenge.

I stayed pretty true to the sketch and kept it simple, using designer papers for two of the elements.  I added a simple Penny Black stamp and sentiment.  I added piercing and brads.  The image panel was die cut with a Spellbinders die.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see all the fabulous creations made with this sketch.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CCEEers Play with their Inner Child

Frances is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge this month.  This is her challenge for this week.

Tomorrow is Universal Children's Day. Let's create a card featuring a child having fun of some type.

I used this image from Totally Stampalicious.  Believe it or not, I was a ballerina when I was younger.....MUCH!!!   I also used a Spellbinder die to back her and frame her.  I used a JustRite Designs background stamp, a couple of brads, Copics, and my percing tools.

Be sure to stop in to the CCEE Blog to see more children at play...... 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Crazies Are All Buttoned Up

Hi......Joanne/jojot here with this week's challenge for the Crazy4Challenges.  My birthday is November 16.  That day is also Button Day this year.  Your challenge this week is to make a feminine birthday card with buttons on it. 

I used a floral image from JustRiteDesigns.  Copics were used for coloring.  I added some piercing, brads, twine, and a button.  The base was also dry embossed.  This was a pretty easy card.

The Crazies Blog is where you need to go to see the other cards created by the Crazy4Challenges DT and our guest designer, Karen Dunbrook.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sesame Street Influences the CCEE Stampers

Our hostess for November is Frances.  Here iis her challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week.....

The 10th November is Sesame Street Day, this year celebrates 46 years since the show started. Create a card the is inspired by this show … You could feature any of the characters from the show; something related to a character eg garbage bin or cookies; or feature a letter of the alphabet etc.

Well..... I had nothing I could relate to Sesame Street, so I went with a sentiment that I think relays the 'attitude' of the Sesame Street community.  The color yellow also reminds me of Big Bird.  The actor who plays Big Bird lives in a town nearby, so that is the character we know the most about as he has been active in local events through the years.

Be sure to stop in and visit the CCEE Blog as I have a feeling that the other team members were able to do this challenge in a more literal way.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Crazies Play with Colors

November has arrived and that means there is a new hostess for the Crazy4Challenges......and that would be me, Joanne/Jojot!!!  I am so very excited to announce that our Guest Designer for November will be the fabulous Karen Dunbrook.  Her talents are often on display at Splitcoast, and her specialty is CAS, vibrant colors, and incredible and innovative background effects.

Here is the challenge........ Let’s add to our Thanksgiving/Fall card stash by creating cards of thanks using the traditional colors of the season.  For those of you ‘down under’ you may certainly make Spring creations expressing thanks.

Due to health issues I have not made enough Thanksgiving cards to send out this year, so I just made a CAS card of thanks.  This will go to my 'gift' stash......for friends who love the receive stashes of assorted all occasion cards for Christmas.

Please be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the fabulous designs of our team and our fabulous guest designer.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CCEE Stampers Go in Circles

Frances is our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for November, and here is her challenge for this week.

According to the Holiday Insight website, the 2nd November was Look for Circles Day. So for our challenge this month let's create a card featuring circles …. How many can you include on your card??

Well.....I think I met this challenge.  The background was created wiith two stencils.....large circles sponged with multiple colors in the background and dotted circles in black in the front.  I then used an MFT die to cut my sentiment flag and stamp the birthday sentiment.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the circle creations by the rest of the team.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Going Crazy for the Holidays

For the last Crazy4Challenges challenge of October, we were asked to het a headstart on our holiday.

First I used a stencil and sponged Cool Caribbean ink over it to create the background.  I then used a Spellbinder die for the framed panel, spoonging the center.  After stamping the sentiment, I added a bit of sparkle/bling to the circle and the corners.

Be sure to stop at the Crazies Blog to see the other fabulous holidiay creations.